Abhishek Pradhan shocks Englishman Robert Downer to enter Maharashtra Squash Open semifinals

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By: PTI | Mumbai |
Published:September 2, 2017 Five:31 pm


Maharashtra squash open, Abhishek Pradhan, Robert Downer, Bombay Gymkhana The 24-year-old Abhishek Pradhan matched the ability play of Robert Downer. (Source: File)

Mumbai’s Abhishek Pradhan, seeded within the Five-Eight bracket, stunned best seed Robert Downer of England within the males’s quarter-finals of the 42nd Maharashtra State Open Squash event, being organised via the Bombay Gymkhana, right here.

The 24-year-old Pradhan matched the ability play of Downer (global rank 207) and engaged the 25-year-old Englishman in lengthy rallies within the five-game affair earlier than making it to the final 4.

Pradhan, who misplaced to eventual champion Sourav Ghosal within the quarter-finals of the nationals not too long ago, finished a meriting 11-Five, 11-13, 11-1, 10-12, 11-Four win to advance to the semi-finals of the development being held underneath the aegis of SRFI and Maharashtra Squash Rackets Association.

Second seed Aditya Jagtap of Maharashtra, alternatively, had issues smartly in his keep an eye on as he took his appointed position within the semi-finals. The 25-year-old eased previous his younger Goan opponent Yash Fadte in directly video games at 11-7, 11-Five, 11-2 in any other quarter last.

On the opposite hand, seasoned Services participant Sandeep Jangra, the joint Three-Four seed, used to be packed off via Maharashtra’s Abhishek Agarwal in 4 video games. Agarwal fought again smartly after losing the primary sport to grab a 7-11, 11-6, 11-Nine, 11-Eight win and enter the final 4.

Delhi’s Gaurav Nandrajog, the joint Three-Four seed finished the semi-final line-up. Nandrajog, after come upon preliminary resistance from Telengana’s Ashray Ohri, discovered his shape and raced to a 12-10, 11-1, 11-6 good fortune.

The best two seeds within the ladies’s pageant, Sachika Ingale of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra’s Urvashi Joshi, additionally marched into the semi-finals with out dealing with vital resistance.

Top seed Sachika powered her well beyond Amruta Swami of Maharashtra, recording a powerful 11-Zero, 11-1, 11-2 win, whilst Urvashi defeated state rival Pranjali Sharma 11-6, 11-Eight, 11-Four.

Other effects:

Women’s quarter-finals: Three-Four Sachika Balvani beat Sarah Vethekar 11-Three, 11-Four, 11-Eight; Riya Sisodia beat Neha Dhuru 11-Zero, 11-Zero, 11-1.

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